Colombia rejects peace with the FARC

The "no" to the pact had 50,2% two votes, Against 49,8% do “sim”, A final difference of just over 60 thousand votes.
03/10/2016 12h00 - Updated 3/10/2016 12h00
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The population of Colombia rejected in a referendum on Sunday the country's government's peace agreement with the FARC guerrillas, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. The agreement was rejected by a small margin of votes.

The "no" to the pact had 50,2% two votes, Against 49,8% "yes" - a final difference of just over 60 thousand votes. The referendum had low turnout, with only about 40% of eligible voters going to the polls.

O result was unexpected, the research indicated quiet victory of the "yes". The decision defeat the agreement signed last week, after four years of talks, between President Juan Manual Santos or e or leader Rodrigo Londoño Echeverri guerrilheiro, or Timoshenko, which sought to end a conflict that has lasted over half a century. The "no" to the proposal leaves the negotiations between Colombia and the FARC in limbo: confident of victory, Santos had said that there was no "plan B" for the agreement.

Former President Alvaro Uribe is who supported the campaign for a "no", he criticized the amnesty to FARC guerrillas. "Americans would not give impunity to Osama bin Laden, nor the French would have given impunity to the Islamic State. Why Colombians have to give impunity to terrorists who both reached Colombia as Bin Laden hit the United States?”, Uribe said in a protest before the referendum.

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